A Group Based Way to deal with High school Pregnancy Avoidance.


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A Group Based Way to deal with Adolescent Pregnancy Aversion Leisa J. Stanley, PhD (c) ,MS Partner Official Chief Solid Begin Coalition of Hillsborough Province CityMatCH Meeting Pittsburgh, Dad August 23-25, 2003 Venture Accomplices Sound Begin Coalition
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A Community-Based Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Leisa J. Stanley, PhD (c) ,MS Associate Executive Director Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County CityMatCH Conference Pittsburgh, PA August 23-25, 2003

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Project Partners Healthy Start Coalition Leisa J. Stanley, PhD (c) , MS Associate Executive Director Pamela Sullins, RN, Director of Development John Harris, MPA, Information Systems Manager Hillsborough County School System Mary Ellen Gillette, RN, Former Director of School Health and Social Services Hillsborough County Health Department Faye Coe, RN, Assistant Community Health Nursing Director Tampa Bay YMCA Bobbi Davis, PhD, Grants Administrator Renee Rivera, Program Manager, Success Centers

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Coalescing the Community – What we did to make young pregnancy counteractive action a need Child Watch October 1994 30 key group & business pioneers Speech – “Facts versus Myth of Teenage Pregnancy” Site Visits Report – State of Teenage Pregnancy in Hillsborough County

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) 1995-1996 group arranging 68 group offices Developed model for adolescent pregnancy anticipation Primary – avoidance of first pregnancy Secondary – aversion of second pregnancy and sound pregnancy result Tertiary – completion school, kid consideration, employment preparing/arrangement

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TPPI MODEL Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Intervention SECONDARY TERTIARY PRIMARY School Health Mental Health l ESPDT Positive Youth Development Programs Curriculum Project Achieve ENABL Human Growth and Dev. Helps Education Life Management GED Job Training After School Programs SCHOOLS Care Coordination School Athletics Childcare Early Sexual Abuse ID and Intervention Education Support/Tutoring Programs Parenting Mentoring Programs Sibling Programs Youth Shelters Home Visitation Program Healthy Start, and so forth. Child rearing Early Substance Abuse ID and Prevention Community-Based Medical WIC Male Responsibility Programs

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Child Health Investment Project (CHIP) 1996-1997 - backing Need to secure center of model in educational system Involvement of same organizations as in TPPI Nurse in each school Identification of at-danger youth in school Referrals out to group based offices Contact for group to wind up included in schools Linkage of understudies with wellbeing protection/therapeutic suppliers

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Advocacy for TPPI/CHIP Briefing papers/recommendations/presentations upheld by information and examination Written supports from 15 key offices Editorials in two noteworthy papers Tampa Tribune St. Petersburg Times Presentations to key funders School Board County Health Plan Board of County Commissioners Local children’s administrations gathering – financing need Legislative Support Special nearby bill to reserve school medical caretakers - $500,000

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Primary Prevention - 1998 YMCA – Success Centers Four Success Centers Location chose by postal division and school region in light of teenager conception rate around there After school project and throughout the day summer system Served 297 youth in the 5 th - 9 th grades Services/instructive regions (11,378 contacts) Gender Specific (2625 contacts) Developmental (4562 contacts) Community Service (840 contacts) Educational/Vocational (2676 contacts) Progress Meeting (668 contacts)

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Primary Prevention - 1998 School System – Prevention Specialists Five anticipation experts in ten center schools Same territories as Success Centers Teach ENABLE educational modules to 2800 6 th graders Provide individual and gathering advising to 405 center school understudies (6 th - 8 th grades) 3095 contacts 1091 individual contacts 2044 gathering contacts Gender Specific (536 contacts) Educational/Vocational (584 contacts) Developmental (1158 contacts) Community Services (384 contacts) Progress Meeting (210 contacts)

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Secondary and Tertiary Prevention - 1998 Healthy Start - Intensive Teen Parenting Program 4 group wellbeing attendants + 1 social laborer Minimum of bi-week after week home visits or school visits Services Served 356 pregnant and child rearing youngsters (<= 16 years of age) 6000 administrations gave 2151 up close and personal experiences; 708 non eye to eye experiences Education gave included family arranging, child rearing training, breastfeeding instruction & smoking end Education and referrals with respect to finishing school/GED Securing sponsored tyke care – Internet Parenting Class

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Outcomes Reduction in Teenage Live Birth Rate 10-14 year old – 35.5% decrease 15-17 year old – 31.4% lessening Repeat Live Births – 6.9% diminishment Reduction in Low Birth Weight Births to Teens Reduction in Infant Deaths to Teens 5 pregnancies this previous year for females selected in essential aversion programs. 1 dropped out of school.

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Advocacy & Fundraising Funding Issues Workforce Alliance Board – 67% spending plan lessening Local Children’s Services Council County Commission Advocacy Newspapers (press discharges, articles and Letter to the Editor) Elected authorities Presentations and office visits Presence at board and area commission gatherings BOCC voted to support half of need in organization with neighborhood Children’s Services Council financing other half

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Evaluation Framework Empowerment Evaluation Model Included the greater part of our accomplices (constant) Outlined information to gather and what to gauge Evaluation Components – Logic Model Process Indicators (demographics;services) Interim Indicators – pilot this fall (states of mind; convictions) Outcome Indicators (pregnancies; adolescent equity)

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